New Product Development Process Technician

First Shift: Monday–Thursday

Stop in and fill out an application at 810 E. St. Paul St. Litchfield, MN or
send resumes to Rebecca Nelson at

Job Description

The Process Technician will aid in the development of product and process flow. They will analyze and prove out changes to current and new processes. This role will also run production parts to learn the process and aid in meeting production goals.

Further Description of Job Duties:

  • Uphold IRD’s values: Teamwork, Passion and integrity
  • Assist in process design, development, and production of fixtures and set up equipment
  • Create, modify, and test process variations for new and existing products
  • Perform audits of production and process capability; monitor process using floor metrics
  • Work with the engineer to design, develop, test, and implement new manufacturing processes to increase capability and capacity
  • Making observations, taking measurements, collecting & interpreting data, and making decisions with other team members
  • Working closely with equipment operators to monitor and improve the efficiency, output and safety of operations within the plant
  • Ensuring the process works at the optimum level, at the right rate and quality
  • Operate various machines: Blanchard, lap master, polisher, saws, CNC basic operation, hand lap, ultrasonic, bevel, belt sander and more as assigned
  • Quality measurements using a variety of tools
  • Following Safety Protocols
  • Performing preventative maintenance
  • Troubleshooting machine issues
  • Communication with other team members
  • Accurately entering data
  • Other work as needed for the betterment of the area and company


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life Insurance-company paid and additional voluntary
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability 100% company paid
  • 401k with company match
  • Identity Theft insurance
  • PTO/Holidays

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job an employee may sit, stand, stoop, crawl, or kneel for 8 to 12 hours a day. Regularly walking and navigating between areas and occasionally going up and down a short ladder or step stool. They will regularly be working around moving mechanical parts with proper guarding. The work is done in a climate controlled building. Noise levels are moderate and below OSHA thresholds. Various chemicals are used to complete the tasks at hand and proper PPE must be worn. Regular lifting up to 30 pounds, occasional lifting up to 50 pounds and participating in team lifts. Lifting from floor to shelf or carrying items short distances.


Required Skills:

  • Required: High School diploma or equivalent
  • Manufacturing experience
  • Strong math skills
  • Computer and electronics skills
  • The ability to read, interpret and understand blueprints and drawings.
  • Time management
  • Mechanical ability
  • Written and Verbal Communication skills
  • Critically think to solve problems
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to multi-task between different processes as needed

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge in hydraulics, pneumatics, and computer related mechanics
  • 8D and RCCA tools,
  • LEAN production planning
  • Statistical analysis
  • Innovation
  • DOE Experience
  • Microsoft Office software 
  • Familiar with Metric and Standard Measurements

Questions Contact

IRD Glass is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Litchfield

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